Storm Alex about to form is heading towards Florida

Friday, June 3, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. – The remnants of Hurricane Agatha will allow the formation of Alex, the first storm in the Atlantic Basin. The disruption would kick off a particularly active hurricane season, according to NOAA forecasts.


Major consequences

The impacts on Florida could be multiple. A tropical storm warning was issued on Friday. In total, ten million people are affected by the alert which includes South Florida, Cuba and the Bahamas.

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At present, the disturbance is accompanied by winds blowing at nearly 65 km/h. It is expected to become a tropical storm later in the day Friday. It could also gain in intensity by approaching Florida.

Possible flooding

There is a 90% chance that Alex will form within the next 48 hours. If the disturbance defies forecasts and does not become a tropical storm, flooding is still possible in southern Florida and the Keys archipelago. Weather models predict up to 400mm in the hardest hit regions.

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Trajectory still uncertain

At present, the trajectory of the disturbance is not 100% certain. This is decisive, since if it takes a trajectory further south, the more densely populated areas of southern Florida could be hit hard.

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